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Webgame Wednesday: Atomic Gringo

In Atomic Gringo, you play a hard-drinking, hard-fighting robot stuck South of the Border. Battle hordes of angry attackers descending on your metallic, serape-draped form in this "rhythm fighting" game. What are you waiting for? Fight!

V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

News Feature

Horse Slaughter Raises Hackles

Valley Meat faces backlash from animal activists and politicians

Barron Jones reports on the furor over the likely approval of Valley Meat’s equine inspection application.

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news

The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey

27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”

A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.

Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.

In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.

How to casually exit a semitruck smash.

Is the Earth trying to shake us off?

British words creeping into American English.

What’s the deal with gluten?

Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.

Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.

Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.

Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.

Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.

Controversial Morrisey stances.

A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.

Honey Boo Boo nickname generator.

The worst children’s toys ever.

news

The Daily Word in Fred Willard, gold bars and stolen yorkies.

130 Mexican prisoners are on the loose.

Face slasher takes the Metro.

It’s a great time to run a newspaper. Not really.

A balding man with a ponytail is accused of beating a woman with a dog.

“They’ll never find my gold bars.”

Oh, the funny pictures.

Taylor Swift broke up with me swiftly.

Try these Photoshop brain teasers.

You are feeling very sleepy.

I have too many coffee mugs. Stop thinking up them.

What's the quickest way to the Quickie Mart?

Here’s the story of the burnt bigfoot.

There's a new monkey that looks like somebody you know.

Now you can monitor clean-up efforts in Los Alamos.

Stolen yorkies!

Some hunters had an herb farm adventure.

Black widow.

Happy birthday Fred Willard.

V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
Andy Lutz, Steve Hammond and Noah Wolters

Spotlight

Leeches of Lore R.I.P. It Up

Hammond ventures to Old Mexico

It’s the end of an era for this twang-and-thrash trio. The Alibi chatted by phone with frontman Steve Hammond in his Nob Hill home before he rushed off to Leeches of Lorchestra practice.
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V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012

Occupy the Alibi

La Lucha, Unida

Mexican peace movement crosses the border

The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.

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Feature

Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive

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Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.

Three of the family members were found guilty of making false statements on federal ATF forms. U.S. government prosecutors insisted throughout the trial that the Reeses knowingly sold weapons to so-called straw buyers, or middlemen, who were purchasing guns on behalf of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Apparently the jury agreed, to a limited extent.

Yet with the possible exception of 20-year-old Remington (acquitted of all charges), it’s still hard to find the clear winner in this case.

The Reeses’ lives will certainly never be the same. Three of them are now convicted felons facing more jail time. While they may be able to petition for the restoration of their gun ownership rights, I doubt the ATF (which launched the undercover investigation of the family) will let them return to their longtime livelihoods of gun dealing.

The agency itself has been raked over the coals for losing track of guns that were purchased out of Arizona by known “straw buyers,” or middlemen. Many of those guns were subsequently trafficked into Mexico and used to deadly effect.

And the trial opened on the heels of a successful (and largely partisan) effort to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious. Supporters of the family that I spoke to outside of the courtroom were convinced that the U.S. government was trying to use the case to deflect attention away from their own malfeasance.

Meanwhile, violent bloodletting in Mexico (not to mention here in the U.S.) continues unabated.

News

In Mexico: an election or an imposition?

Following a hotly contested and seemingly fraudulent round of elections, a new president will soon take power in Mexico, representing the party that oppressed the Mexican people for more than 70 years. As the opposition to presumptive President Enrique Peña Nieto grows stronger, an enthusiastic student protest movement takes to the streets. But will they be able to save Mexico?

V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

Occupy the Alibi

Election or Imposition?

The dinosaurs rule Mexico once again.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, held power in Mexico from 1929 to 2000, using strategies of intimidation, corruption and outright voter fraud to maintain its position as the country's leader. After the opposition party PAN took the presidency in 2000, the PRI became known as "the dinosaurs," representing the antiquated, undemocratic system of the past.

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NEWS

The Daily Word in neutrino jokes, marijuana law and SPAM

Brought to you by the letter G.

Borders employees leave a list of grievances.

Saudi women will get the vote in 2015. Maybe they will vote to change the law preventing them from driving.

A woman was decapitated by the Zeta gang in Mexico for posting comments on facebook about the Zetas.

Faster-than-light-neutrino jokes (scroll down to the comments for more.)

Read this excellent Santa Fe New Mexican overview of how the NM Medical Marijuana program is faring.

Part of this woman's job was to prevent people from doing anything illegal on Cook County Forest Preserve land....

Canada's Conservative government is likely to pass minimum sentencing laws for marijuana cultivation.

Two articles on former U.S. allies, "the Sopranos of Afghanistan," "goodness personified," the Haqqani clan of Afghanistan.

Sesame Street's "G" is better than post season one "Glee."

Pyramiden, Soviet ghost town.

Check out the SPAM Museum. AND the gift shop. AND this recipe for what should have been called "spamosas."

news

The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster

Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.

Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?

Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.

Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.

Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.

Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”

A mother abducted her eight children in New York.

Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.

New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.

Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.

Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.

Facebook changed again last night.

Nobody wants a ginger baby.

Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.

Most epic post-car accident interview ever.

This roller coaster is the future of suicide.

23 rejected covers of famous books.

I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?

I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.

If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.

Game of Thrones cupcakes!

Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.

This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.

R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.

Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.

Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.

There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?

This one is for fans of The Wire only.

Happy Birthday Cheryl Hines!!!

news

The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene

Also, Japan's prime minister quit.

Japan's prime minister quits.

Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.

A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.

The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.

Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.

In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.

Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.

Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.

C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.

C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.

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